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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Part 10 – the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Section 130 – The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

257.Section 130 amends the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 to create a merged organisation to provide administrative support for both courts and tribunals. The Scottish Court Service, which is a body corporate and Non-Ministerial Department within the Scottish Administration, is renamed as the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. The SCTS is given the function of providing administrative support to the Scottish Tribunals (as defined in subsection (3)) and their members and to any other tribunals that the Scottish Ministers may by order specify (subject to the negative procedure). Schedule 4 makes further provision in relation to the SCTS.

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